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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
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Dolphin Inn
Seaside, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AW, England
+44 1271 883424
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Owner description: Situated directly opposite Combe Martin beach, Downstairs our bar area is a great place to relax with a drink, we have a lovely open log fire all day. We allow dogs in the bar area, so why not pop in for a drink after a walk on the beach. We also have FREE WIFI and a FREE pool table for our customers and a dart board. We host various events, Live Music, Pool tournaments, Darts competitions, theme nights etc Our bistro upstairs has some of the best views in the area, looking directly over the bay. With a delicious selection of homemade meals and desserts, and a great wine list, we advise booking if you would like to eat, as since we have opened we have been very popular! Bar meals are also served downstairs Wednesday - Saturday and on Sundays we have a Carvery. So if you would like a drink and something to eat in a friendly atmosphere come along to The Dolphin.
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

While on a family holiday in Woolacombe we ventured into Combe Martin and were fortunate enough to venture here for lunch. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere relaxed.

The children were made to feel welcome and they loved the little play area.

Beautiful pub.

Visited June 2014
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Berrynarbor, United Kingdom
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“lovely atmosphere & brilliant food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I went for dinner here last night, the atmosphere was lovely and relaxing, the food was brilliant, presentation was excellent and the attention to detail made what I thought would be a standard pub dinner into something that little bit extra special. I will definitely be going back.

Visited June 2014
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely beer garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I'm ashamed to say that even though we have lived in the area for 6 years, we only ventured into the Dolphin for the first time this weekend. And so pleased we did. Whilst we only popped in for a drink on this occasion we found the staff attentive & friendly. The newly built beer garden, with the added bonus of a children's play area, was fantastic. We will definitely be back, hopefully for a meal next time.

Visited June 2014
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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“Okay just Not for Us”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Dolphin Combe Martin. For couples and parties it's fine, but we know from experience and reports, that parties and couples are preferred. Solo diners may have problems. The Dolphin has made a lot of changes and improvements, over the old place of the past. It's now gone upmarket, and a comedy club, or whatever it changes to from week to week. Nice food and nice presentation, nothing to fault the place.

All in all, it's okay, just not for us.

Visited June 2014
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“Overpriced poor quality food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We waited an hour and a half for our meal and there was only two of us to quote Gordon Ramsay '45 minutes is an unacceptable wait', were they busy you might ask they thought they were seven tables maximum I don't know how they managed!!
Avoid the Mediterranean vegetable lasagne unless you consider that peas, carrots and swede maketh a vegetable lasagne. When another customer complained about the delay a sarky comment about it not being fast food was made by the middle aged waitress. We are regular visitors to this area but will avoid this venue in the future.

Visited May 2014
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